About Laurent Dauphin: League: QMJHL Team: Chicoutimi Saqueneens
DOB: Mar. 26, 1995 Hometown: Repentigny, PQ
Position: C/LW Shoots: Left
Height: 6′ Weight: 166
Games: 65 Goals: 25 Assists: 32 Points: 57 Plus/Minus: 0 PIM: 50
Laurent Dauphin played this past season in the QMJHL for the Chicoutimi Sagueneens.
Laurent Dauphin’s game is all about speed. He is a fluid skater with a quick first step and very good acceleration. He is very deceptive on the rush because of his ability to change speeds with his lateral skating agility.
Laurent Dauphin is an excellent stick-handler and using this with his skating ability he is able to create time and space off the rush. He is a very good play-maker and has a knack for holding on to the puck for an extra split second to make a great pass. He see’s the ice very well and is very poised. Dauphin has a decent accurate shot with a quick release. At 166 lbs, Laurent Dauphin competes in the tough areas in front of the net and in the corners but he is easily moved off the puck.
Laurent Dauphin works hard on the defensive part of his game. He back-checks, plays a good positional game but struggles with a grinding cycle game due to his size. Dauphin will need to bulk up to be a complete player at the pro level.
His skill-set on the powerplay combined with a very good hockey IQ could see him as an NHL top 6 forward. Most projections have him as a late first round selection. I see him as a second round pick going in the 35-40 range.
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